Wednesday, 15th December 2021

Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance (PPMI)

The International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) sets out its position on the PPMI published on 15 December 2021 by the Global Maritime Forum.

The IG, which represents over 90% of global shipping (by tonnage) on liability issues, has noted with interest the publication of PPMI of the Global Maritime Forum (GMF).

The IG’s primary role is to provide liability insurance for shipowners to ensure that, if an incident occurs, high levels of protection are available to compensate maritime claimants, to restore the marine environment and to support and cover member shipowners.

The IG is an observer at the GMF and has, in that capacity, been part of the PPMI discussions with the GMF’s drafting panel. The IG is currently considering whether to seek to obtain a formal  mandate from its shipowner stakeholders via the 13 individual Clubs in respect of the PPMI.

The IG and its constituent Clubs will nevertheless, support their shipowner members where possible through the transition to alternative fuels.

The International Group’s Education Committee thank the MPA for supporting the Group’s P&I Qualification with funding for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

The International Group (IG)’s Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Qualification course was approved in Sep 2022 for funding under the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) for Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents. Under the MCF training grant administered by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, 70% of the qualifying participants’ course fees will be covered by the MCF.

New International Group Chair

At the Annual General Meeting of the International Group of P&I Clubs held in Newcastle on 8 November 2022 the appointment of Andrew Cutler as the new Group Chair was approved.